The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has carried out digitalization of various schemes and their integration with performance dashboard “Empowering Tribals-Transforming India”. Performance dashboard is an interactive and dynamic online platform that showcases updated & real-time details of 11 schemes/ initiatives of the Ministry for achieving the SDGs.
Online Performance Dashboard
The dashboard captures performance of 5 scholarship schemes of the Ministry wherein every year about 30 lakh underprivileged ST beneficiaries reap benefits to the tune of INR 2500 crores. The Ministry has recently got 66th SKOCH Gold Award for “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes” under the guidance of DBT Mission. The dashboard also displays the details of functional schools under Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) scheme, schools under construction and district wise details of students in various EMRS schools.
The Ministry also provides funds to various NGOs working in the area of education and health. The dashboard maps district wise NGO details, funds given to NGO and beneficiaries’ details. For all schemes and initiatives, information upto district level in respect of each scheme has been compiled. In respect of centrally sponsored schemes like post matric and pre matric scholarship, the data is shared by states. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs also monitors STC (Schedule Tribe Component), wherein 41 Ministries spend a fixed percentage of their budget for welfare and development of Scheduled Tribes. In 2019-20, a budget of Rs 51,000 crore was allocated by 41 Ministries in more than 275 schemes. The performance of all these Ministries can be seen on various parameters in the dashboard. The links to various e-initiatives of the Ministry are also given in the dashboard.
The dashboard is part of Digital India Initiative to work towards empowering Scheduled Tribes and will bring efficiency and transparency in the system. The joint initiative of the Ministry with Facebook under Going Online as Leaders (GOAL) program and Sickle Cell Support Corner can also be viewed.The dashboard has been developed by Centre of Excellence of Data Analytics (CEDA), organization under National Informatics Centre (NIC) with domain name (http://dashboard.tribal.gov.in).